Nicolas Bichay joined the Department of Political Science as a doctoral student in August of 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) from Grand Valley State University, where he studied Political Science and Economics. Prior to studying in those fields, Nicolas was a student of Physics and Computer Programming–however he quickly learned how much more personally rewarding it could be to use mathematical models to study policy and government instead.
Nicolas’s fields of study include comparative politics, public policy, and research methodology. His specific area of research focuses on the quantitative study of comparative healthcare policies and systems; though his interests also include political economy, income inequalities, and science and environmental policy.
A Canadian citizen born to an Egyptian-immigrant father and a Greek-immigrant mother, Nicolas is an admirer of culture and an avid world traveler.